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Day 1: Vikings training camp talkers

Three of the Vikings biggest stars are making waves as players report to Mankato. Christian Ponder believes he has nowhere to go but up, Adrian Peterson says he's cutting, running and jumping and Percy Harvin kept quiet when asked about his alleged trade request a few weeks ago.
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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder appears to have the inside track on what's going on with his disgruntled teammate, Percy Harvin. Ponder told the Pioneer Press Saturday that he's been in touch with Harvin through texts. Ponder said while he's never brought up Harvin's problems with the organization, he knows the wide receiver is preparing for this week's training camp and is "ready to go."

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